Archive - News Article
June 12th, 2012
Hutchinson County residents can enjoy fireworks outside the city limits this Fourth of July.
Yesterday morning, the Hutchinson County Commissioners agreed to take no action on the order prohibiting or restricting certain fireworks in unincorporated areas of Hutchinson County.
There was also no action continuing or rescinding a county burn ban.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area has opened the Harbor Bay East leg of the new South Shore Trail System for hiking.
This trail starts at the old Harbor Bay boat launch ramp and runs about two miles to the northeast towards Fritch Canyon.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Posse is preparing for its 55th annual rodeo.
The rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Sheriffâ€™s Posse arena, which is located at the end of Bulldog Boulevard, past the stadium and softball fields. Admission is $5. Hours for the rodeo will run from 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
Four Corriente All-Around Saddles and six All-Around Buckles will be awarded at the rodeo and each contestant will receive a participation award.
Age groups are as follows:
Ladies â€“ Girls 5 & Under, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, Adult
The Borger Police Department is doing its part to enforce tobacco laws within the city limits.
During its regular meeting last week, the Borger City Council approved a resolution authorizing submission of the Tobacco Enforcement Contract Application for Local Law Enforcement Agencies.
This application will be sent to the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University â€“ San Marcos on behalf of the Department of State Health Services, Mental Health Substance Abuse Division.
First Southern Baptist and Coffee Memorial Blood Center will join together and help local citizens save lives.
The drive will be held June 18, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in First Southern Baptist Fellowship Hall, 520 Overland Trail.
Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive their choice of a free CMBC beach towel, Lifesaver t-shirt or umbrella! (while supplies last).
You must be 17 years or older and a Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
To make an appointment, call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.
An adoption agency in the Amarillo area truly has a heart not only for the process of adoption, but also for everyone involved in the process.
Cindy Gilliland, Director and Founder of the Special Delivery Infant Adoption Agency in Amarillo, was the featured speaker for the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. She said the agency is the only one of its type in the panhandle and truly has God at the heart of it.
She said adoption truly affects more families that most people realize. She said in the past, adoption was not an option for birthmothers, and they had no say-so in the matter.
Tonight is the Hutchinson County Relay For Life, and the lights will be shining in honor of cancer survivors and those who have lost the fight.
A special luminaria ceremony will be held during the RFL, set to take place tonight through Saturday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The ceremony will remember those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won.
The luminaria candle lighting to represent those individuals is set for dark on Friday evening.
The City of Borger plans to continue providing a school resource officer program for the Borger Independent School District.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved an interlocal agreement between BISD and the City of Borger for the 2012/2013 School Resource Officer Program.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the school district and city have a long history of cooperation in regards to the SRO program.
Borger Police Report
June 5, 2012
900 block of North Florida â€“ alarm
300 block of North Main â€“ alarm
500 block of North Circle â€“ alarm
1100 block of Sterling â€“ report of disturbance
Allsupâ€™s-Florida & 6th â€“ followup
300 block of South Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
Grand and Main â€“ report of lost/found property
1100 block of Illinois â€“ followup
500 block of South Main, Stinnett â€“ investigation
1300 block of West Wilson â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
800 block of Monroe â€“ followup
300 block of South Hedgecoke â€“ traffic escort
Sandstone â€“ followup
The land annexation for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Borger is close to completion.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to introduce an ordinance that will annex a 16.361 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold and Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey.
The final reading of this ordinance will take place at the councilâ€™s next regular meeting, set for June 19.
The council also acted to approve the rezoning of the entire tract of land, which is 19.773 acres, from estate agricultural to commercial.